Category Archives: International Jobs

9.23.17 –  Senior Manager, Research and Learning
Monash University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Sarah P’s comments:  Monash U. is a branch of  this Australian University with eight campuses: six in Australia, one in Malaysia, one in South Africa, and a centre in Prato, Italy.  They appear to be growing and posted two positions in 2015 and one in 2016 however I recommend reading the Glassdoor Reviews before deciding to apply.

Monash University Malaysia is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced professional for the position of Senior Manager, Research and Learning in the Library and Learning Commons Unit. The incumbent will lead a team of professional librarians, learning skills advisers and technical experts, who work closely with the schools to meet their various teaching and research needs. S/he will provide leadership in all areas of research and learning skills, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of quality and innovative services, programs and resources to advance the strategic objectives of the Library and Learning Commons. For further information see: http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/567870/senior-manager-research-and-learning

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area, e.g. librarianship, education, instructional design, with relevant professional experience in a university environment.
    Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.

2. University degree in a subject discipline relevant to Monash University’s Malaysia’s Schools will be an asset, though it is not a requirement.

3. Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of quality information literacy, information research and/or learning skills programs.

4. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate diverse staff in the context of a rapidly changing environment,

5. Experience in the design and implementation of blended and e-learning programs and resources.

6. Good understanding of the prevalent and emerging pedagogical methods in higher education.

7. Excellent problem solving, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

8. Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including the ability to plan and implement new initiatives.

Application:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to recruit@monash.edu

Closing Date:  Sunday, 15th October 2017.

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Job: Chief Information Officer

9.23.17 –  Chief Information Officer & Librarian
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

Chief Information Officer and Librarian

Library   / Information Technology Services Centre

(Post   Ref.: 17/167/ALA)

Lingnan University is seeking an accomplished professional who can bring vision and provide effective leadership in information technology and library services.  Reporting to the Vice-President of the University, the appointee will be responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s Library and Information Technology Services Centre.  He/She is expected to plan, direct and implement innovative library and information technology initiatives to optimize the use of information technology and resources to serve the teaching, learning, research and administrative needs of the University.

 
RequirementsRequirements

Applicants should have (i) a master’s degree in library science / information technology or equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant experience; (ii) a track record of directing and managing broad-based information technology operations and/or library services; (iii) extensive knowledge of emerging technologies and an understanding of their impact on the University’s information services and resources; (iv) excellent oral and written communication skills; (v) outstanding interpersonal skills; (vi) strong organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills with an ability to inspire and motivate others to address emerging challenges, and (vii) a proven ability to interact effectively and build positive relationships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.

Salary and Benefits

Commencing salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, housing allowance, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R2 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit2@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format).  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.

Review of applications will start from October 2017 and continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

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Job: Librarian/Cataloguer

9.12.17 –  Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

 

The newly established Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an Institute of the
Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization.
The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of
civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute
resolution in the financial markets.

In order to support its team of librarians developing its newly established
library, the Institute is currently recruiting a:

Librarian/Cataloguer (m/f)
– Permanent contract
– fulltime, 40 hrs/week

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions

The position:
As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide
effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the
essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data
of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.

Your tasks:

– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and
electronic resources (mostly in English, German and French);

– Create authority records;

– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;

– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph,
according to MARC standards;

– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing
Instructions for the library;

– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity
of the library.

Your profile:

– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you
have at least 5 years of professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;

– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of
Aleph being an asset;

– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;

– You have been working with legal publications and information
before, preferably in a research/academic institution;

– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;

– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;

– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new
skills.

If you have questions about the position please address to Mrs Juja
Chakarova: juja.chakarova@mpi.lu

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions

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Job: Director of Educational Technology

9.11.17 –  Director of Educational Technology
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China

 

Sarah P’s comments: Here we go with the start of the school librarian recruiting season. Reviews are mixed, please join International School Reviews to read the full reviews and to decide whether this is a good position for you.

In the northeastern suburbs of Beijing, a new school is reshaping the educational landscape of both Chinese and world schools.  Founded in 2014, Keystone Academy has reimagined the education of student global leaders.  Already with a growing enrollment of over 1,000 students in Foundation through Grade 12, Keystone integrates the best teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American, and international pedagogies and leans deliberately on the exemplary traditions and practices of the leading boarding schools.

Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics.  Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school.  To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology.  This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development.  The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.

For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:

http://www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline:           October 9, 2017

On-Site Final Round:             November 20 – 24, 2017

Decision Announced:            December 31, 2017

Start Date:                              July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Technology Integration

  • Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions.  Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.
  • Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes.  Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.
  • Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.

Technology Curriculum

  • Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.
  • Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.
  • Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12.  Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.
  • Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.

Faculty Training and Professional Development

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.
  • Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).

Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision

  • Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.
  • Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.
  • Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.
  • Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.
  • Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
  • Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.
  • Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

RequirementsKeystone Academy is looking for candidates who can demonstrate

  • Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy.  Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.
  • A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
  • Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.
  • Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
  • A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
  • Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
  • Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.

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Job: Project Archivist

9.11.17 –  Project Archivist
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan

Application Deadline: 15 January 2018

Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/

Years of experience required: 2+

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Hello. This job is already posted however we have UPDATED the description and we are now specifically looking for someone to start Spring 2018.

Project Archivist Opportunity
International professional opportunity for a graduate student or recent graduate in Library and/or Archival Science

About ACOR
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) is an American non-profit overseas research center in Amman, Jordan. Our mission is to promote the study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and modern area studies in Jordan and the surrounding region, particularly related to archaeology and cultural heritage. See www.acorjordan.orgfor complete details about ACOR and the Amman facility, which includes a library, a hostel for scholars, and research facilities.

About the Opportunity

ACOR was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to digitize and make available to the public a substantial collection of historical photographs of Jordan and the Middle East. Read more about the ACOR Photographic Archive Project or view a lecture about ACOR’s archival digitization efforts here.

We are currently seeking a project archivist with an interest in photographic archives to join us for the Spring 2018 semester (5 months) in a full-time (35 hours per week), paid internship. Round trip international airfare, accommodation (room and half-board at the ACOR facility in Amman), and a stipend of approximately $280 per week are provided to the qualified candidate. The successful candidate must secure their own health and emergency evacuation insurance. Placement date is negotiable, but will preferably be March–July 2018.

This internship is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management.

ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this internship to one archivist per semester for the duration of the project funding, so we are also open to applications for future semesters. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.

About the Work

Working directly with the project coordinator, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the processing (i.e. describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, digitizing, and physical care and maintenance) of the ACOR photographic collections. The Project Archivist will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, and consult regularly with project staff for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.

Key Responsibilities:
• Process and arrange new and existing photo collections according to established project guidelines to prepare them for digitization.
• Weed and curate photographic collections according to established project guidelines.
• Scan, upload, and process images with appropriate metadata in ACOR’s digital collection management system (Starchive by Digital ReLabs). Monitor digitized items for quality control and adherence to digitization standards.
• Administrate Starchive collection management platform, adding new data fields and platform features as necessary, monitoring newly entered data for consistency, and acting as liaison with Digital ReLabs for resolving technical issues with the platform.
• Maintain order and arrangement of the physical collections, ensuring they are properly stored in archival-safe storage boxes, folders, etc. Monitor the condition of the photo archives collections and make recommendations for their preservation.
• Maintain and update the archive’s Instagram feed and contribute photos from the archive to ACOR’s Facebook and other social media sites.
• Each Project Archivist will select one of ACOR’s smaller collections to digitize, process, and research for the creation of a digital photo exhibit.
• Work with ACOR staff members in identifying archival materials for use in public exhibitions, lectures, presentations, and other programs.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• A recent or current graduate student in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or another related degree program
• Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries
• Working knowledge of archival standards and practices, including metadata and digital imaging standards
• Working knowledge of proper care and handling of photos, slides, negatives, and other paper-based materials

Desired Skills
• High level of computer/technical skills, including MS office (particularly Excel), working with collaborative/shared document environments like Google Docs, digital photography apps (Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom), and a basic understanding of database administration
• Self-directed and independent, with the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team environment (English is the primary language at ACOR).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail
• Knowledge of the geography and history of Jordan and the Middle East is helpful but not required
• Knowledge of Arabic language helpful but not required

To Apply:

Please send a current CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, to opportunity@acorjordan.org.

Questions concerning this position or the application process may be directed to Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Job: Archives Assistant

9.6.17 –  Archives Assistant
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Arusha, Tanzania

Posting Period: 17 August 2017 – 15 September 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Documentation and Information -RMT-83573-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice
The appointment is limited to the Mechanism. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General.

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the Registry of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, Arusha Branch. Under the supervision of the Head of MARS Arusha, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the work of the Archivists in the management of the records and archives management by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.

Responsibilities
Undertake tasks related to the accessioning, arrangement and description, storage, preservation and conservation, and accessibility of the archives and records managed by MARS Arusha:
– Provide records storage and retrieval services for client offices.
– Arrange transfers of records from client offices to the Section’s repositories.
– Process consignments of transferred records, ensuring that they meet required standards and are stored securely, under the direction of the archivists.
– Maintain records of records transfers.
– Retrieve/return/update records on request of client offices.
– Maintain records of retrievals and loans.
– Assist client offices with complex searches for records.
– Maintain stocks of specialist recordkeeping supplies and issue them to client offices on request.
– Implement Records Retention Schedules and other disposition instructions.
– Maintain the Section’s repositories in good order.
– Undertake environmental monitoring checks.
– Monitor use of space.
– Implement security controls.
– Maintain logs, registers and other records of repository management activities.

Support the work of the archivists by assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the management of the Archives. Assist with preparation and dissemination of finding aids for archives. Assist in the provision of access to archives, and the provision of information and support to researchers. Assist with preparation of presentation and publicity materials.

Support the development and implementation of recordkeeping improvement projects.

Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of UN records and archives policies, procedures and practices. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a training or educational programme in archives and records management or a related field is desirable.

Work Experience
Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management, information management or related area is required. Experience in working with records in both physical and digital format is highly desirable. Experience in international organizations or international tribunals or national courts is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment
There may be a technical test followed by a competency based interview.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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Job: Librarian, User Engagement

9.6.17 –  Librarian, User Engagement
University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados

Sarah P’s comments:  I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  This is the third position they have posted this year.

Posted:
08/29/2017
Application Due:
09/26/2017
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Librarian, User Engagement in the Sidney Martin Library (SML), at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, User Experience (UX) Design,

Instructional Technology, or other relevant area

  • A minimum of three years work experience
  • Experience researching user needs (via surveys, focus groups, usability testing, etc.)
  • A clear understanding of the dynamics of change in libraries

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Experience working directly with students and faculty in an academic environment

(e.g., UX librarian, reference, liaison librarian, faculty member, etc.)

  • Classroom or web-based teaching practice
  • Project management skills
  • Experience managing an institutional website, mobile applications, and/or social media outlets

The successful candidate is also expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties as soon as possible.

Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB11000. Fax (246) 417-0330; Email: humanresources@cavehill.uwi.edu. If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/hr/careers.aspx

The closing date for applications September 26, 2017.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Sandra Grant
Human Resources Section
The University of the West Indies – Cave Hill
Cave Hill Campus
P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown BB11000
Barbados
Phone:
246 417-4064
Fax:
246 417-0330

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